The Southern Belles (The Brighton Belles Series Book 1) by Katie Simpkins @FusionPress1 #katiesimpkins #RomanceReaders #richestorags #amreading #bookblogger


Not Just Any Old Riches to Rags Story.

Heiresses, Evelyn, Georgia and Olivia Belle, nicknamed The Southern Belles by the tabloid press, have everything they’ve ever wanted. Then, suddenly, on Evelyn’s 30th birthday, their father dies in a tragic road traffic accident, leaving a massive hole in his business’ finances. With the world’s media and the National Crime Agency looking on, their family home, cars and all other assets are sold at auction, leaving the sisters penniless, homeless and jobless.

Shunned by their celebrity friends, the Belle sisters must learn to fend for themselves for the first time in their lives. Evelyn, the eldest, knows how dire their situation is, and asks their father’s solicitor, who has kindly paid for their first two months’ rent on a rat-infested bedsit in Brighton, to look into their Father’s case, while they hunt for jobs to make ends meet, which inadvertently leads to them meeting new guys, falling in love, and learning along the way that the world doesn’t owe them a favour, and that money doesn’t buy you happiness.


The Southern Belles (The Brighton Belles Series)


The story follows the lives of three riches to rags sisters after their high society father dies only days after a tragic road accident he is involved in. Things go downhill from there as huge debts come to light and everything they have taken for granted has to be sold leaving them penniless. The family solicitor pays for the girls 2 months rent on a bedsit to give them a roof over their heads while they hunt for employment and find their own way in life.

The sisters learn to adapt the skills that they have and find work locally, bringing with them fresh ideas that could work for all concerned. They learn to be humble and that they may have felt that they had lost everything but there are still people worse off than them. Heartbreakingly they find out who their real friends were and which were just with them because they had been wealthy.

Romance is very much the centre of the story, for all three sisters, who are dealing with their change of lifestyle in very different ways as well as to disclosures about their father that that shock them to the core.

I really liked how the girls got their lives together, as this is a fairy story side of life more than a real harsh reality gritty story. It makes you feel good, makes you get behind them and feel that there will be a good ending. A real good cosy read to escape reality.


A little about me: I’m 42 years old, live in Burgess Hill (near Brighton) and I work as a dental technician in the day and write after I’ve finished work. So far, to date, I have written two crime novels, Blood Bunker and Blood Lust, two romance novels, The Southern Belles and The Varndean Vixens, one horror novel, Hellingly, and I am in the middle of writing my first action/adventure novel, Trailblazer, a Smokey and the Bandit style road story. The Southern Belles is the first of my novels published


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